Today is Josie's last day as a three year old. I realized I never posted about her third birthday and she loves to come to the blog and see pictures of her life so better late than never, right?
We started out her birthday week last year with some camping. It was her first camping trip and she loved it!
Odysseus by Geraldine McCaughrean on CD on the drive to and from Indiana. Oh my, I can not recommend this audio book enough. The voices were perfect and the kids were so enchanted by the story and the way it was told. I will always think of Josie's third birthday trip as our own Odyssey because of this fantastic version of this timeless tale.
Turkey Run State Park (Indiana) and it is a place with great childhood memories for me, so much fun to share with the kids.
Green Curried Chickpea Patties which we ate on whole wheat buns. They were excellent car camping food, full of chickpeas, quinoa, and kale I didn't sacrifice nutrition just because we were away from home and they are always a hit with the kids. Breakfast was a super treat of organic instant oatmeal. They never get this stuff at home since we use steel cut oats, but it is an easy and fun breakfast when on the road. What is your favorite vegan camp food? I need more ideas for our next trip.
Dandies best. We use Health Valley's Amaranth Graham Crackers because I can never find ones without honey and I'm too lazy to make them myself. They are good and just the right size. I don't remember what wonderful fair trade vegan chocolate bars we used, but they were yummy!
our trip to Colorado when I was pregnant with Josie. She was a trooper carrying her pack with her snacks the entire day as we hiked. I love that girl!
Skipper Caterpillar. See the real poop this interesting creature here.
Millipede. Now back to food.
Abyssinia. Josie enjoying her lentil sambousa and mango juice before the main course arrived.
Michael Franti (two of his first words), checking out the GI Joe exhibit.
car-free as long as possible, in a race car.
Josephine Marie. I'll blog about her 3rd birthday party soon since she decided against a big 4th birthday party. I can't believe she'll be four tomorrow!